coup : Definition, Usages, News and More

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coup

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  • n  a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
  • n  a brilliant and notable success

  • Although it was a bloodless coup, the ramifications of the event went on for almost a decade.
  • Defense lawyers justified their clients' abstentions by arguing that the Caramanlis government had prejudged their case by retroactively ruling the 1967 coup to be a criminal .
  • Last June a politician's coup made Bulgaria a virtual dictatorship under the leadership of one-eyed, Hitler-lipped Kimon Gueorguieff whose favorite cry was "Our government is.
News & Articles

  • The Coup's 'The Magic Clap' (with help from Patton Oswalt): Lunchtime Listen
    The Coup will be at Mississippi Studios on Saturday night.
    June 12, 2013 - The Oregonian
  • Thousands still missing HIV treatment following CAR coup
    More than 15,000 people living with HIV in the Central African Republic (CAR) had their life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) treatment interrupted as a result of the instability before, during and after the 24 March coup by the Séléka rebel group. NGOs are now struggling to ensure these people resume their regimens to reduce the risk of illness, drug resistance and death.
    June 11, 2013 - IRIN
  • The Coup's Facebook Problem: It Wasn't Censorship
    On Monday, The Coup's label Epitaph Records attempted to purchase a sponsored Facebook post to promote its new video for "The Magic Clap" (which is awesome, BTW) — and today, the Oakland hip-hop outfit's leader Boots Riley wrote on his Facebook page that he thought the site was censoring the video because of its political message. It turns out, according to Facebook, it was not a case of ...
    June 8, 2013 - East Bay Express
Quotes

  • Lula da Silva in guardian.co.uk
    We in Latin America can no longer accept someone trying to resolve his problem through the means of a coup,Silva said.
  • Morgan Tsvangirai in The Australian
    This is, in a sense, a de facto military coup. They have rolled out military forces across the whole country, to prepare for a run-off and try to cow the population. It's an attempt to create conditions for Mugabe to win,Mr Tsvangirai said.
  • Manuel Zelaya in The Canadian Press
    In September, when the United States cut off all aid to the interim government that replaced him, Zelaya said "it is gratifying that the United States has taken a strong position against the coup."

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